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February 22, 2019  
 
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General Merchandise Stores

General Merchandise Stores are a very common type of business to start. In fact, across the entire nation, there are more than 30,000 General Merchandise Stores. Given the current population of the United States, each one of those General Merchandise Stores serves about 10,000 citizens on average. According to our business employment data, General Merchandise Stores will typically employ 5 to 9 employees. So, it's safe to say that General Merchandise Stores play an important role in the national economy.

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States with General Merchandise Stores
(Ordered by # per 100,000 Residents)

  State Businesses Businesses per 100K Residents
1. Mississippi 731 25.80
2. West Virginia 390 21.72
3. Alabama 949 21.36
4. Arkansas 565 21.15
5. South Carolina 779 19.42
6. Kentucky 750 18.57
7. Louisiana 814 18.23
8. North Carolina 1,450 18.02
9. Oklahoma 608 17.62
10. Tennessee 977 17.20
11. Vermont 102 16.75
12. Maine 208 16.36
13. Georgia 1,290 15.98
14. Iowa 433 14.80
15. Nebraska 253 14.79
16. Wyoming 71 14.45
17. Texas 2,963 14.21
18. Missouri 789 14.11
19. Kansas 365 13.58
20. Virginia 942 13.31
21. Delaware 104 13.27
22. Idaho 167 12.93
23. Ohio 1,451 12.81
24. New Mexico 232 12.79
25. Indiana 775 12.75
26. Pennsylvania 1,515 12.34
27. Michigan 1,210 12.18
28. South Dakota 89 11.86
29. Alaska 73 11.68
30. New York 2,172 11.45
31. Florida 1,766 11.05
32. Montana 99 10.99
33. North Dakota 70 10.93
34. Wisconsin 556 10.37
35. New Hampshire 128 10.36
36. Illinois 1,273 10.25
37. Arizona 519 10.12
38. New Jersey 833 9.90
39. Minnesota 435 8.85
40. Maryland 465 8.78
41. Utah 180 8.07
42. Rhode Island 77 7.35
43. Colorado 312 7.25
44. Connecticut 232 6.93
45. Nevada 138 6.92
46. Oregon 220 6.44
47. Massachusetts 398 6.27
48. District of Columbia 32 5.65
49. California 1,866 5.51
50. Hawaii 63 5.20
51. Washington 295 5.04

Number of General Merchandise Stores by Number of Employees
(Data for Entire United States)

RangeNumber of Employees
1 to 410011
5 to 914136
10 to 195744
20 to 493082
50 to 99140
100 to 24971
250 to 49911
500 to 9993
1000 or more1

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